Now. Here. This.*

April 3, 2015

by Molly Davis

megaphone-155779_640 Now hear this….

NOW.   This moment.  Right here.  This is when we have.  What is the right/best/good/courageous/loving/authentic thing to do now?

HERE. This place. Right here.  This is where we are. What is the right/best/good/courageous/loving/authentic way to be here now?

THIS. This stuff. Right here. This is what we have. What is the right/best/good/courageous/loving/authentic way to use what is true now?

Then is some other time.  There is somewhere else.  That is something different.

Now hear this…….. Now. Here. This. 

This post was inspired by the April 2, 2015 On Being podcast.  Host Krista Tippett interviewed Father Greg Boyle, who is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, a non-profit dedicated to helping former and current gang members turn their lives around.  Father Boyle shared that he uses “Now. Here. This.” (also the title of an Off-Broadway play) as a mantra, to remind him to be present with who and what is right in front of him.  

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No Present Like The Time

March 19, 2015

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When I was a little girl, my family and I spent two weeks every summer at the Oregon coast.  Two. Whole. Weeks.   All year long I counted down the days until we could load up the car and head down to the beach.  I counted up my pennies so that I could go for an hour long horse back ride on the beach every day.  For Two.  Whole.  Weeks.

14 days

336  hours

20160 minutes

As soon as we drove down the driveway to the little cottage tucked into the hillside, overlooking Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, I started counting down. Read the rest of this entry »